Two arrested with Rs.50Mn worth elephant pearls (Sri Lanka)

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Fri, Jan 7, 2022 8:37 PM

Two arrested with Rs.50Mn worth elephant pearls (Sri Lanka)
Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya, Daily Mirror
January 7, 2022

Two men have been arrested by the STF for possessing three elephant pearls
valued over Rs. 50 million in Ampara.

The STF said the elephant pearls weighing over 150g were seized on
information received by the STF Ampara camp.

The suspects, aged 39 and 40 from Ransegoda and Kengalla, were handed over
to the Ampara Police for further investigations.  During further
interrogation, it was revealed that the tuskers entering the Yala, Kumana
and Udawalawe reserves were killed and pearls sold for Rs. 50 million.

https://www.dailymirror.lk/print/front_page/Tuskers-at-Yala-Kumana-Udawalawe-killed-for-pearls/238-228505

Two arrested with Rs.50Mn worth elephant pearls (Sri Lanka) Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya, Daily Mirror January 7, 2022 Two men have been arrested by the STF for possessing three elephant pearls valued over Rs. 50 million in Ampara. The STF said the elephant pearls weighing over 150g were seized on information received by the STF Ampara camp. The suspects, aged 39 and 40 from Ransegoda and Kengalla, were handed over to the Ampara Police for further investigations. During further interrogation, it was revealed that the tuskers entering the Yala, Kumana and Udawalawe reserves were killed and pearls sold for Rs. 50 million. https://www.dailymirror.lk/print/front_page/Tuskers-at-Yala-Kumana-Udawalawe-killed-for-pearls/238-228505